Editorial Illustration: Create a Visual Narrative

A course by Laura Wächter , Illustrator

Illustrator. Málaga, Spain.
Joined December 2009

Transform texts into meaningful images with Procreate and Photoshop

  • 98% positive reviews (65)
  • 1141 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Transform texts into meaningful images with Procreate and Photoshop

A course by Laura Wächter

How do you tackle a blank page? Illustrator Laura Wächter's approach uses text as a building block to create thought-provoking images. Laura specializes in the publishing sector and has gradually developed her own style that combines the gentle touch of pastel colors with contrasting black and white details that reflect the irony of everyday life.

In this course, learn how to create editorial illustrations with Procreate and Photoshop. Using a text as your source, create a visual narrative with carefully selected colors, thoughtful composition, and expressive details. By the end of this course, you'll have the power to transform texts into meaningful images through illustration.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 22 downloads

Knowing the Basics of Procreate
12 minutes, 18 seconds
How the Pictures Speak
9 minutes, 57 seconds
Color and Composition
12 minutes, 16 seconds
Before I Start to Draw
5 minutes, 8 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (65)
  • 1141 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 14m)
  • 22 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a visual narrative based on a text with carefully selected colors, thoughtful composition, and expressive details.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators and anyone interested in learning how to transform texts into images.

Requirements and materials

All you need for this course is an iPad with Procreate and a computer with Photoshop.


Reviews

1141 Students
65 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Laura Wächter

A course by Laura Wächter

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Illustrator

Laura Wächter is an illustrator specializing in the publishing sector who has created a curious universe where bright pastels coexist with contrasting black and white details that represent the harshness or irony of different situations experienced in day-to-day life. Although they appear light-hearted, her illustrations convey complex emotions that are often difficult to explain with words.

Her work is regularly featured in El País Semanal, Salto Diario, and Fundación Telefónica, among others. Throughout her career, she has also been recognized for her work on numerous occasions, including the INJUVE award in 2009, a nomination for the sixth Ibero-American Illustration Contest in 2015, and an award in the Book Cover Category at the 2020 World Illustration Awards.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    The Basics: Important Concepts

    • Knowing the Basics of Procreate
    • How the Pictures Speak
    • The Character: Gestures and Body Expression
    • Color and Composition
    • Before I Start to Draw
    • Address the Text
  • U3

    The Illustration: From the Sketch to the Final Image

    • The sketch
    • Define the Line
    • Polish the Color
    • Add the Final Details
  • U4

    Final Arts and Social Networks

    • Go to Photoshop and Prepare the Files
    • Prepare the Project for Social Networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editorial Illustration: Create a Visual Narrative

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Editorial Illustration: Create a Visual Narrative. Illustration course by Laura Wächter

Editorial Illustration: Create a Visual Narrative

A course by Laura Wächter
Illustrator. Málaga, Spain.
Joined December 2009
  • 98% positive reviews (65)
  • 1141 students